Building a diverse supplier network
Crowley sustainable procurement program ensures the products and services we buy are sourced in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Currently, 24% of our purchase orders are sourced locally. To maintain a reliable, sustainable supply chain we are expanding the use of diverse suppliers across our entire organization.
As part of our Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) strategy, in 2021 we announced a goal to grow supplier diversity spend 37% by 2030. We have also set a procurement goal to ensure 27% of our purchases are from small businesses according to Small Business Administration (SBA) guidelines.
We have specific goals to increase our Diversity outreach campaigns to improve our Veteran, Native, Minority, and LGBTQ-owned businesses. We are working to make our RFIs (Request for Information), RFPs (Request for Pricing/Proposal) more inclusive to ensure we buy from local small businesses. It’s good for our communities and it’s good for our business.
Our commitment to human rights
Advocacy is a key aspect of our Inclusion and Diversity strategy, and our suppliers are one of our most important stakeholder groups. This is one way we can use our buying power to make the world and our communities a more equitable place and develop a supply base that reflects the demographic diversity of our employees and our customers.
All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We’re working to ensure our partners provide a workplace that respects the basic human rights and freedoms of all employees, while also combatting child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and other human rights risks in our supply chain.